Equal pay for equal work

2012-08-13 21:50:47

The amendment of the Labor Contract Law in early August attracted more than 550,000 suggestions, a record high in Chinese modern legal history.

The values behind brand value

2012-08-13 17:29:44

Online brands like Baidu Inc and Facebook are prized for their functionality and innovativeness rather than the social status they confer.

Coming to the rescue

2012-08-13 17:20:23

When the first Western fast-food franchises opened in China more than 20 years ago, it was easy to celebrate. Chinese now began to have access to the food, leisure activities and experiences that consumers in more developed economies had had for decades.

Learning curve for consumers

2012-08-13 17:12:36

Peking Tan says the Chinese are going through a phase where they are only just learning how to be consumers. The 34-year-old research and development director for global brands research company Millward Brown is one of the world's leading experts on the Chinese consumer.

Decoding the Chinese consumer

2012-08-13 13:48:30

This still largely faceless individual is seen as providing life support to the stuttering economies of Europe and prodding the nascent recovery in the United States.

Stable but slower growth

2012-08-13 08:12:55

The plunge in trade growth in July has brought home the harsh reality that the ongoing global economic correction may go deeper than anticipated.

Banks need new culture

2012-08-13 08:12:55

Remuneration structures linked to short-term performance have created incentives for dishonesty and must be changed.

Real estate rebounds as buyers return

2012-08-11 07:47:09

Will the property market rebound with a vengeance in the wake of recent rise in prices?

No fear of deflation

2012-08-10 08:08:59

With the CPI falling to a 30-month low of 1.8 percent in July, some experts have urged the government to take precautionary steps against deflation.

The tragedy is wealth polarization

2012-08-09 08:09:13

In "The tragedy of the commons", Garrett Hardin actually talked about the dilemma: When everybody owns something, nobody owns it.

Outbound investment risks

2012-08-09 08:09:13

China's outbound investment is set to increase as domestic companies look for overseas opportunities and expand their global presence. But risks still abound, as previous deals have shown.

Let reform and opening-up be the guide

2012-08-08 08:14:03

Party General Secretary Hu Jintao addressed the opening session of a workshop for ministerial and provincial officials on July 23.